If you have any questions about the summer schools please contact the Summer School team.

E: wp.taster@ucl.ac.uk

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Non-residential Summer Schools

Every year, UCL runs a number of non-residential summer schools for Year 12 students attending state schools. They aim to give students a taste of university life and the degree programmes we offer. 

Non-residential Summer Schools are a great way to experience university life and study a subject in more depth, without having to stay on campus each night. They usually run from Monday-Friday, and usually from 10am-4pm (this may vary across each subject).

Subject Dates  Applications Close
Physical Sciences 29 May-1 June 2018 Applications closed
Space Science Week 16-20 July 2018 Applications closed
Integrated Engineering Programme  23-27 July 2018  Applications closed
Psychology and Language Sciences 23-27 July 2018  Applications closed
Mathematics (Curve Sketching)  23-27 July 2018  Applications closed
Pharmacy 23-26 July 2018 Applications closed
Physics 23-27 July 2018 Applications closed
Arts & Humanities Special Collections 6-9 August 2018 Applications closed

Application Information

  • For non-residential summer schools, you must usually be from London, or be able to commute to campus each day. We can help with travel costs to cover your travel to campus. Any field/museum trips during the non-residential will also be covered.
  • Applications will open on 19 January 2018. The first deadline for applications is 19 March. If there have not been enough applications for a subject, we may re-open applications and will advertise the new deadline. Applications are not selected on a first-come-first-served basis, so this will not affect any application outcomes. Applications will close at 5pm on the date specified. 
  • To apply for our programmes, you must meet certain eligibility criteria
  • Please read all the questions carefully before answering them, and do not rush the form - if you make a mistake in your contact details we will not be able to let you know if you have a place!
  • Part of the application form will require you to enter some information about your parent or guardian. Please make sure they are around when you are completing the form to give you this information. 
  • You will also need to give the details of a teacher who can provide an academic reference to support your application. Please make sure you select a teacher who knows you (and tell them they are your reference). If we do not receive the reference from your teacher we will be unable to consider you for a place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to pay for these summer schools?
No! Both our residential and non-residential activities are completely free. This includes your lunch, snacks, and any resources you need/travel you may need to do as part of the course during the week.

Do I have to stay overnight at the non-residential summer school?
No accommodation is available as part of the non-residential summer schools. 

Can my friend/family member take part too?
Only those people who have applied through our system and been notified that they are successful can take part in these activities.

I'm not from London, can I take part?
Applicants must usually be from London, or areas that are easily commutable (e.g. Kent, Essex, etc.). Some applicants also stay with relatives/friends. We are unable to offer accommodation as part of the non-residentials, and cannot contribute to accommodation costs for families/participants. We can help with travel costs for participants.

When will I hear whether I have a place?
This varies for each subject. If applications have reopened, we will email existing applicants to let them know the new deadline date. We aim to have students notified of their outcome in early May. In case of delays, we will inform applicants via our Twitter feed. We are usually shortlisting around 7000 applications for our various activities, which can take a long time. Please be patient, and rest assured that you will be notified whatever your outcome. Please do not email to ask about the status of your application, as this slows down shortlisting significantly.

If your question hasn't been answered, please email the team at wp.taster@ucl.ac.uk